Write short notes on the following: 1. Types of monopoly

Write short notes on the following:

1. Types of monopoly

Answer: The following are the seven types of monopolies:

i. Natural monopoly - It emerges due to the availability of natural resources at a particular location. The benefit of these natural resources is enjoyed by one particular firm or industry.

ii. Public monopoly - It is a government-created monopoly; it is created when an entity is solely owned by the government.
iii. Private monopoly - It occurs when a private firm sells a particular product in the entire market. The private firm solely owns and manages the production of goods.

iv. Legal monopoly - It refers to the monopoly created by law by granting copyrights, patents, etc.

v. Simple monopoly - In this type of monopoly, all customers are charged a single price for the same product. In other words, there is no price discrimination under this monopoly.

vi. Discriminating monopoly - It refers to a monopoly that charges different prices from its customers for the same product or service.



vii. Voluntary monopoly - It refers to the monopoly jointly created by big business firms.

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